Established to encourage and support educational success of residents of the West Valley of San Bernardino County, the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars assists students to achieve their educational goals and dreams by providing financial aid and academic support. The Foundation also advocates for closing the educational achievement gap for all students, as measured by high school completion and college attendance rates.



"Esperanza" in Spanish means "hope." Esperanza is our organization's spirit and driving force. It is also the name of the mother of one of the ESFDFS founders, who attributes his success to her strong backing and parental guidance in his early educational development.  She represents the aspirations of great numbers of parents for their children's success.

Since our inception 18 years ago, the Foundation has awarded over $1.3 million for scholarships and academic support to over 1,000 students.